Good morning, everybody! It’s Kristen, your host of the Dunedin Daily — here to let you in on everything happening in town these days.
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First, today’s weather:
An afternoon thunderstorm. High: 91 Low: 78.
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Here are the top four stories in Dunedin today:
- Dunedin Parks & Recreation is offering a free, informational seminar on hurricane preparedness on August 9 at 10:00 AM in the Hale Senior Activity Center. Attend to learn what to expect during a hurricane, decisions about evacuations, information on public shelters, storm-related scams, and assistance after the storm from the staff at the Pinellas County Emergency Management and Consumer Protection. No reservations are needed. (Press Release Desk)
- Is your teen ready to take the Teen Driver Challenge? This free program teaches teen drivers the rules of the road and the consequences of distracted driving with a classroom-based education component and a practical driving segment. Participating teens will learn defensive driving techniques through exercises including evasive maneuvers, backing, and serpentines. Students are also taught basic vehicle maintenance and about sharing the road safely with large vehicles. To participate, teens must have either a license or permit and at least six months of regular driving experience. Click the link to learn more and register your teen. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook | PCSO Web)
- Progressive Arts Theater presents Beauty and the Beast at the Scottish American Society of Dunedin. Performances are scheduled for July 29 at 7:00 PM and July 30 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online now! (Ticketer | Progressive Arts)
- The Hub in Dunedin is hosting Lunch & Learn: Declutter Your Workspace with Cara Brook on July 27 at noon. Learn from a professional organizer how to organize both your office and your mind and restore harmony and construct order in your workspace. This free hour-long lunch and learn will teach you the basic tools of organization and how to implement them in your office. Those interested can register online now to reserve a spot! (The Hub via Facebook | Dunedin Chamber of Commerce)
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Today in Dunedin:
- Teen Arts & Crafts at the Dunedin Public Library (5:00 PM)
- Ladies of Lager Meetup at Dunedin HOB (5:30 PM)
- Singles Walk or Run Meetup on the Dunedin Causeway (6:30 PM)
- Dunedin Toastmasters meeting at Unity Community Church (7:00 PM)
- Virtual Contemporary Book Discussion Group by the Dunedin Public Library (7:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- Did you know that seagrass is unique grass, like flowering plants that are known to live submerged in estuarine and marine waters? Florida has approximately 2.2 million acres of seagrass! It provides many ecosystem services such as maintaining water clarity by trapping sediments and particles in their leaves and providing shelter and food for fishes, crustaceans, shellfish, water birds, and other marine animals. (City of Dunedin via Facebook)
- Do you have a senior pet? Share a photo of your older dog or cat with SPCA Tampa Bay on Facebook for a chance to win tickets to see the Tampa Bay Rowdies! (SPCA Tampa Bay via Facebook)
- Don’t forget, Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is now through August 7! Save money on school supplies, clothing, and more. Learn which items qualify at the Florida Revenue link. (Pinellas County Schools via Facebook | Florida Revenue)
- Are you interested in reserving a shelter space in Pinellas County Parks for a family gathering, birthday parties, baby showers, or company picnics? You can easily reserve one online through the county’s website! Keep in mind that all Pinellas County Parks are open from 7:00 AM to sunset. (Pinellas County Government via Facebook | Pinellas County)
- Friends of the Island Parks have shared more information on Mangroves! Did you know Mangrove’s dense roots help bind and build soils, while its above-ground roots slow down water flows and encourage sediment deposits that reduce coastal erosion? The complex mangrove root systems filter nitrates, phosphates, and other pollutants from the water, improving the water quality flowing from rivers and streams into the estuarine and ocean environment. (Friends of the Island Parks via Facebook)
- Dunedin Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours on July 27 between 5:00 and 7:00 PM at Migg’s Craft Kitchen. Business after hours is the perfect opportunity to network with other professionals in your field. (Dunedin Chamber of Commerce via Facebook | Dunedin Chamber of Commerce)
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